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Oceania Cruises Announces Plans to Eliminate Plastic Bottles

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As a part of the OceaniaNEXT fleet enhancement, Oceania Cruises announced that they will be eliminating plastic water bottles on board all of their ships.

Oceania cruise ship in Montenegro

Oceania plans to do this in conjunction with Vero Water. Vero Water is a premium quality still and sparkling water brand that will produce the water onboard and serve it in reusable glass bottles and carafes. Oceania hopes to have Vero Water systems on their entire fleet by June 2019, and then turn their attention to eliminating plastic water bottles at port and on shore excursions.

For more information on Oceania Cruises and complete details on the OceaniaNEXT enhancement, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

 

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January 31, 2019   1 Comment

Carnival Mardi Gras Unveils Variety of Onboard Experiences

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Carnival Cruise Line is set to debut their most innovative ship ever, Mardi Gras, in 2020. While the XL-class ship will still feature Carnival staples and guest favorites, there will be a variety of unique experiences onboard.

She will have 20 decks, 20 stateroom categories, and six “zones,” each with their own unique theme. Carnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy, says of the new ship, “We’ve specifically designed Mardi Gras to invite everyone to create their own personalized fun vacation experience with options to suit every age, mood or taste.” Below is a list of these exciting zones and their various amenities:

Ultimate Playground

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January 31, 2019   2 Comments

Regent Announces Ultra-Luxury Regent Suite aboard Seven Seas Splendor

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Coming in 2020, Seven Seas Splendor will be home to one of the most exclusive, luxurious suites at sea: The Regent Suite. At more than 4,000 square feet, guests staying in this haven will have plenty of leg room for their all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyage.

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January 31, 2019   No Comments

Holland America Line Announces Exclusive Coffee Partnership with Beukenhorst Coffee USA

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Recently, Holland America announced an exclusive partnership with a coffee roasting company that has been around since 1784. Beukenhorst Koffie, a Dutch coffee roaster, and their subsidiary Beukenhorst Coffee USA, Inc. have teamed up with Holland America to create a specially blended coffee that pays homage to the Dutch roots of the cruise line and the coffee company. But this isn’t the first time these two companies, hailing from the Netherlands, have teamed up. Beukenhorst Koffie has been imported and served on Holland America ships for the last 20 years.

Hot cup of coffee

Rotterdam 1873, named for the founding year and location of the Holland America Line, is an expertly mixed blend of coffee beans from Southeast Asia and South America to create a bold, rich blend that you can only enjoy when sailing aboard Holland America. This coffee will be available in all venues on Holland America’s ships, and for those who love a cup every morning, will be for sale by the bag in Explorations and Grand Dutch cafés.

For more information about cruising with Holland America Line, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 and speak with one of our expert consultants.

 

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January 29, 2019   No Comments

Holland America Introduces Five New Shows for America’s Test Kitchen in 2019

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Joining the current lineup of 14 America’s Test Kitchen shows in January 2019 will be five new 45-minute presentations. In a partnership with the popular television show, Holland America is rolling out an additional five segments for their onboard cooking classes, some of which are broadcast on national public stations.

Chef cutting tomato

Holland America Line’s president, Orlando Ashford, says the company recognizes the wild popularity of this activity onboard their ships, and they are excited to continue teaching their guests skills in a fun environment. “We’re excited to expand on the already exceptional menu of shows offered by America’s Test Kitchen to include some fun topics that easily transition to the home kitchen.” The five new shows, dedicated to helping passengers learn to use their memorable vacation to build new skills, are based on dishes that can be deliciously prepared by any home cook.

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January 29, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Announces Amenities for Perfect Day at CocoCay

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Royal Caribbean is transforming their private island, CocoCay, into an immersive experience coined “Perfect Day at CocoCay.” This is the first in a line of private islands planned by the cruise line which will be called the Perfect Day Island Collection and will feature destinations in Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.

CocoCay Oasis Lagoon Aerial Photo

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January 22, 2019   No Comments

MSC Cruises Reveals New Details about Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

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A private paradise exclusive for MSC Cruises passengers opens November 9th of this year, and is nearly complete. Formerly an industrial site, MSC Cruises invested time, money and effort to revitalize the land. MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato says, “Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will bring something new and unique to our Caribbean itineraries from Miami and is set to become a truly memorable highlight for our guests. … However, we have undertaken extensive work to clean-up the island, removing tons of historic industrial waste and helping to return the beaches, and the entire 64 square miles of protected waters surrounding the island, to their pristine state.”

MSC Ocean Cay

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January 22, 2019   2 Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2019

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In 2019, cruise lines will debut an impressive Spectrum of new builds, each more Bellissima than the last, and one thing is certain: we’re in for another Grandiosa year—an Encore, if you will. So step back (but watch out for the Flora) and take in the wide Panorama of cruise ships debuting in 2019. Our expectations are so Sky-high, we have Jupiter in our sights!

Continue below to preview the new cruise ships launching in 2019:

 

Viking Jupiter (Viking Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: February 16, 2019
Passenger Capacity: 930


Highlights:

The Spa: Inspired by Nordic traditions and featuring a pool, snow grotto, sauna.

Infinity Pool: Glass-backed and aft-located to bring your onboard experience closer to your destination, even while swimming!

Explorers’ Lounge: Enjoy light fare and refreshments while taking in panoramic views from this 2-story lounge.

Main Pool: Heated and protected by a retractable roof, this watery oasis is fit for relaxing or swimming laps.

The Theater: Spacious sofa seating to enjoy live entertainment, engaging lectures and destination-themed movies.

Viking Jupiter debuts in Athens, Greece in February 2019, quickly launching into a wonderful season of Mediterranean cruising. Contact our cruise experts at 1-800-377-9383 to plan your cruise aboard Viking Jupiter.

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January 22, 2019   3 Comments

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces New, All-Suite, Explorer-class Ship

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Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced the anticipated arrival of their newest luxury ship for 2023. As of yet unnamed, the new ship will be a sister to Seven Seas Explorer, and the third all-suite, Explorer-class ship in Regent’s luxury fleet. The new ship will hold 750 passengers at full capacity and will have itineraries available in early 2021.

Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship At Sea

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January 15, 2019   No Comments

Oceania Cruises Announces Allura-Class; Two New Ships

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In 2022 and 2025, Oceania Cruises will be rolling out their newest class of ship: Allura. Weighing in at nearly 70,000 tons, these ships are set to carry 1,200 guests.

The ships are being built by Fincantieri S.p.A., which will strive to incorporate the well-known, award-winning design and amenities that are hallmarks of Oceania Cruises’ ships. Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd—the parent company operating Oceania Cruises—believes the new ships will please loyal Oceania passengers and open the door for more to experience the luxury. Del Rio stated, “This new class of ships will further elevate the already best-in-class guest experience at Oceania Cruises and meaningfully strengthen demand from both new and loyal returning guests, which will ultimately drive further returns for shareholders.”

For more information on the new Allura-class ships and Oceania Cruises, please call 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants today!

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January 8, 2019   No Comments